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Summer Needle Felting II with Katie

Monday, August 19 from 4:30 to 6:00 in the Meeting Room. Join us for this popular, relaxing, and companionable class, where you will learn to make a small decoration or animal using a burred needle and colored wool roving. This class is free, with no materials fee. Register, please  

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Lunch and Learn Language Classes: French and German

Learned a little French or German in high school and would like to revisit it? Or thinking about a trip and want to polish up on your rudimentary language skills? Then why not join Anette Roth at one of our new workshops.  Through simple texts, poems, songs, videos and more, learn more about the language and culture, improve your basic language skills, and meet new friends. The workshops are aimed at those with a rudimentary ...

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Ice Cream Social for Seniors

Thursday, August 1 from 2:00-3:30 on the patio. Come enjoy some Ferris Acres ice cream. No registration needed. Please call if the weather is bad.

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The Science of Sound

Explore the scientific principles of sound, Thursday, August 15 at 3:30 pm in the library meeting room. Participants will apply these principles to understanding how string instruments work as they play a real violin, viola, and cello - all in a fun, interactive environment. Experienced, knowledgeable and supportive instructors will lead the group and answer questions.  For ages 8-11. Register online.  

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Case of the Lost Llamas by Newtown author Dori Marx

Join author Dori Marx Saturday, August 17 at 2:00 pm in the library meeting room for an author presentation for ages 6-10.  Dori is the author of a new early chapter book series, ("Wonder World Kids")  about children of world-famous veterinarians that solve mysterious cases of animals in need.   Participants will learn how to draw a llama from a video produced by the illustrator of 'The Case of the Lost Llamas.'  Signed copies of Dori's ...

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Community Health Information Sessions

Join Juli Pankow, Coordinator for the All of Us Greater Fairfield County project on: Monday, July 15 at 7:00 pm (sign up) -or- Thursday July 25 at 2:00 pm (sign up) To learn about All of Us Greater Fairfield, a project designed to teach consumers about free, trusted health resources that are available online from the National Library of Medicine. Space is limited. Please sign up.

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Get Started With Smartphone Photography

NEW! Join us for the library's tech classes for adults! July 31, 2:00 pm Chances are you use your smartphone for pictures and videos. Smartphone cameras are not only convenient, they have features not found anywhere else. If you want to know more about slo-mo, panoramic, time-lapse, even augmented reality, this class is for you! You are encouraged to bring your own smartphone! iPads will also be available for participants to use during class. Space is limited. Please sign up.

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Facebook Basics

NEW! Join us for the library's tech classes for adults! July 24, 2:00 pm Facebook is the most popular social networking website in the world, with over 1 billion active users. It’s a great way to stay in touch with family and friends. In this very basic course, you will learn about Facebook, become a member of this free website and post messages and photos online. After this course, you will be able to continue making friends ...

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Introduction to iPad: iOS 12 Basics

NEW! Join us for the library's tech classes for adults! July 17, 2:00 pm Apple iPads are popular for their stunning displays, portability, long battery life, and, of course, all the wonderful things they can do. iPads can truly open up new worlds of learning, entertainment, and communication for you. In this class, we will begin to explore some basics of iPad use, including buttons, the home screen, apps, and connecting to the internet. iPads will be available ...

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Career Coach: MS Word

Monday, July 15, Career Coach @Edmond Town Hall 10:00-3:00, with break at noon Microsoft Word is a word processing program that allows users to create professional documents such as resumes, letters, fax cover sheets, reports, legal documents,brochures, manuals and more. It is an efficient tool for students,business owners and even working individuals to have on their computers. Microsoft Word has tools to format fonts, add clipart, add page numbers, and create tables and headers. We'll try to get through as ...

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Creative Calisthenics: an unexpected art experience

Join PeaceLove instructor, Paula Brinkman on Saturday, August 3 at 2 pm in the library meeting room for this collaborative program of artistic expression.  Dress for a mess, acrylic paints will be used. For ages 7-11 with an adult partner.  Register online.

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Magic by Scott Jameson

Join magician Scott Jameson Wednesday, August 7 at 3:00 pm in the library meeting room for an extraordinary performance full of magic, music and juggling that will have you perched on the edge of your seat. For ages 4 and up. Register online.

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Touch a Firetruck with Author Lisa Yu

Newtown author Lisa Yu will share her new books about firefighters on Saturday, July 20 at 11 am in the library meeting room. After reading, "My Daddy is a Firefighter," and "My Mommy is a Firefighter," children will take a tour of a real firetruck in the library parking lot. Copies of Lisa's books will be available for purchase.  For ages 3-8 with an adult.  Register online.

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Listening Sessions for Community Feedback

The library is conducting listening sessions to gather community feedback about the next few years. You talk, we'll respond! These sessions will ask what Newtowners need. The library uses less than 1% of municipal revenues to serve every resident. What more can we do for you? More open hours? Content on your TV screen? Meeting spaces? Great coffee? We want to know. Registration is appreciated but not required. Come as you are! All sessions are at ...

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The Mouse on the Moon Puppet Show: New Date and Time!

Robert Rogers Puppets performs Saturday, August 17 at 11 am in the Library Meeting Room. A curious little mouse named Winnie dreams about going to the moon.  With the help of her friends, Freddie Frog and Jasper Rabbit, they use their imaginations to create a home-made ride through space and a visit to the moon. For ages 4-8.  Register online.

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Get Moving with Mr. Gym

On Thursday, July 25 at 3:30 pm in the Library Meeting Room, Certified gym teacher and musician Chris Keithan will lead the audience in song, dance and movement in his highly energetic and interactive show. For ages 4-8. Register online.

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Ready, Set Kindergarten!

A program of stories, games and activities designed for kindergarten readiness meets on the following Wednesdays at 2 pm:  July 10, July 24, July 31 and August 14.  Open to children who are 4 or 5 years old. Register for each class you plan to attend.

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Drop-in Story Time for ages 3-5

Story time meets Monday morning at 10 am, June 24-August 12. This drop-in program of fiction and non-fiction books, rhymes, interactive flannel boards and a simple craft is open to children ages 3-5 who are able to sit independently in circle time for 30 minutes.

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Read to Tucker

Read to Tucker

Independent readers can practice reading aloud to Tucker, a certified therapy dog on select Thursday afternoons between 4:30 and 5:30 pm this summer.  Visit the library's calendar to register.

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Saturday Science with EverWonder Children’s Museum

Saturday Science with EverWonder Children's Museum

Educators from EverWonder will lead workshops at 2 pm in the library meeting room on the following Saturdays this summer: June 29, July 20 and August 10.  Explore a new science topic each week.  Visit the library website for more details and to register. For children in grades K-2.

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Full Steam Ahead!

Join Mrs. Reilly at 2 pm in the story hour room on the following Thursdays: July 11, July 25, August 1 & August 15 for great books and hands-on science experiments. Things might get messy, so dress appropriately.  For ages 6-8. Register for each class you wish to attend.

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Thursday Board Game Group

The next meeting of the Third Thursday Game Group will be on August 22nd at 6:00 in the CHBMakers Corner. Yes, it is actually the fourth Thursday, but just this once!

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Adult Summer Reading

It's that time again! Adult Summer Reading begins Monday, June 17th. It's fun and low-tech. Just read what you enjoy, fill out a short review and put it into the prize box of your choice, located on the second floor near the front door. We'll draw names on August 20th, so have your entries in by the 19th, please.

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Music Dynamics

Music Dynamics

Meets Friday June 28-July 26 at 11:30 pm in the library meeting room.  Music educator Brad Peterson will lead children in a variety of poems, songs, circle games, stories and dances.  For ages 2-6 with an adult caregiver.  Register online for each class you plan to attend.

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3-D Art

July 8:  ID bracelet or necklace, July 15:  torn paper collages, July 22: Origami for beginners.  Class meets in the children's story hour room from 3:30-4:30 pm.  For ages 5-8.  Register online for each class you plan to attend.

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Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays. Schedule an appointment in person at the Reference Desk, by phone at 203-426-8552, or by email at reference@chboothlibrary.org


Visit the Little Book Store
Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
On the second floor of the library, across from the new books.

 
 

This summer, July 13-17, you won’t want to miss this!
44th Annual Friends of the C. H. Booth Library Book Sale
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Local and regional support organizations and services.